Yes - A visa is required for travel to Nigeria

Monday, October 19, 2020

A valid passport and tourist visa are required for travel to Nigeria.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Nigeria, with at least one blank passport page available for Nigerian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Nigeria visas.


Nigeria Visa Application Form:

One visa application form per applicant, plus one copy. The Embassy of Nigeria has introduced a web-based visa application form and payment procedure. The Nigerian visa application form must be submitted and paid for online. Please print two copies of the completed form.

- Be sure to select the correct Consulate, and send your documents to the location you have selected on the visa application form.
- Be sure to print the Google payment receipt for credit card payments and include with your application. If payment is made by mailing a money order, the confirmation of payment must be included with the application. The visa application cannot be processed without proof of direct payment.
- The Consulate of Nigeria charges a processing fee.

The Consulate of Nigeria requires a visa application be completed according to strict guidelines. Make sure your documentation is accurately prepared by making use of Document Preparation Service. After placing your order, you will receive an Application Kit which includes an optional form where you can provide simple answers. If you choose this service a Specialist will work with you to ensure the required documents are prepared according to government and consular requirements. Once your application form is complete, we will return it to you via a secure and encrypted email for your signature, keeping your personal information safe.

New York: Please include the New York Supplemental Application Form.


Photo Requirements:

Atlanta: One recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.
New York and Washington, DC: Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Letter Of Invitation:

If visiting relatives or friends in Nigeria, a signed letter of invitation from host explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information. In addition, the letter must state: "We hereby accept full immigration responsibilities".
- If the host is a Nigerian citizen, a copy of hosts passport must be submitted.
- If host is a resident in Nigeria, copies of host's resident permits and the information page of their passports.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets showing round trip travel to Nigeria and onward flight.


Hotel Confirmation:

Copy of confirmed hotel and/or cruise reservation(s.) If staying in various hotels, please provide copies of each reservation. A letter from inviting family member or friend is required if they are providing accommodations to the applicant.


Applicants Under the Age of 18:

A child (under 16) who is not traveling with both parents or a legal guardian must provide a notarized letter of consent signed by the non-accompanying parent(s) or guardian authorizing the Nigerian Consulate to issue a visa to the minor. A copy of the child's birth certificate and guardianship or custody agreement documents are also required.


Medical Requirements:

International certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.


Proof of Sufficient Funds:

Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in Nigeria; most recent bank statement

Atlanta: Applicants need to submit financial evidence only if the Invitation letter does not state that host will be financially responsible for the traveler's stay in Nigeria.
New York: Last 3 months of bank statements

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Nigeria Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Visa validity is at the discretion of the consular officer and based upon the supporting documents.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Nigeria

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Nigerian Visa

Diran Visa Service
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266